This is an event to recognise the independent sector’s leading influencers and innovators who have made an impact in some way: the top 25. The innovation or influence need not be radical (although could be), but it should have captured the imagination of others, changed their behaviours, improved pedagogy or school management processes, and had a measurable positive impact on children and/or independent education in the UK and, ideally, be replicable in other schools. It could also be for someone who has had an impact over many years of working in the sector.

The deadline for this year has now passed.

The shortlist of the 25 will be announced here on December 14 and in the January 2019 edition of Independent Insight. They will be invited to a gala dinner on 21 March 2019, at The Waldorf Hilton.

For information, contact: andrew@iexcellence.co.uk.